Color, Dogs and Dahlias: The Legacy of Alison

I love the colors of October. The bright yellow, orange, and red of the leaves, the yellow and pink of the dahlias still blooming in my garden and the deep orange pumpkins lit up for Halloween. Then comes November as these colors…

Curse You Red Baron: A Father’s Legacy

Today is the 29th anniversary of my father’s death. My father loved to ski and my sister and I learned to ski at a very young age. Snoopy was popular when I was young and I vividly remember passing my father on the…

When the pandemic hit last March, like others I was thrown into a state of uncertainty. My routines- like using my daily planner/journal — went out the window. I’ve actually only now just realized the impact of abandoning my daily planner/journal. My days became very simple and I found that…

Sarah’s Hugs

The expression “smiles are contagious” must have come from someone who saw my sister’s smile. Sarah’s smile takes over her entire face and oozes happiness, but her hugs are extraordinary. I actually looked up synonyms for extraordinary because I thought there had to be a better word that…

Airplanes Are Amazing

Today I am flying from Chicago to Boston. It is the first time in a long time that I am in a plane above the clouds. Airplanes are amazing. In one hour and 49 minutes I can go from Chicago to Boston. I am going to see…

What Am I Supposed To Do Now? What Am I Going To Do?

Racism existed in our country before it was a country. Discrimination, persecution and unjust treatment of others has been around since the beginning of time. We can do better. All of us can do better. Likewise, the…

Dear LFHS Staff, D115 Administration, D115 School Board Members and LFPD:

Thank you does not adequately express our gratitude for the incredible graduation ceremony for the LFHS Class of 2020. I hope that you all feel the joy and love the students and families felt yesterday. …

The Meaning in a High School Graduation for Parents and Kids

A few days ago our high school announced that graduation would happen on June 6th. It will be a virtual graduation ceremony and then students will drive to the school in their cap and gown with their families. Students…

Martha Zeeman

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